SkyTeam Cargo Welcomes CSA Czech Airlines as its Newest Member

CSA Czech Airlines Cargo Complements SkyTeam's Global Route Network With

Central European and Eastern Presence and Trans-Atlantic Service



Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Delta Air Lines, Inc.

    ATLANTA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyTeam Cargo, a global airline cargo
 alliance committed to providing customers with the most enhanced benefits,
 today announced its newest member, CSA Czech Airlines, as an official member.
 CSA Cargo is a brand name under which CSA handles its cargo activities.
 SkyTeam was founded last year by Aeromexico, Air France, Delta Air Lines
 (NYSE:   DAL) and Korean Air.
     CSA, the flag carrier of the Czech Republic, brings an additional European
 stronghold to SkyTeam with its international hub in Prague, complementing Air
 France's operations at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris.
 SkyTeam's Prague hub will provide a marked increase of destinations throughout
 Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle and Far East.  Additionally, CSA
 Cargo also acts as a major cargo handling provider at Prague Ruzyne
 International Airport, having an 80 percent market share on the handling
 market.  The carrier recently announced plans to build a new cargo terminal at
 its Prague hub.  The shift to the new $18 million facility is scheduled to
 take place in the first quarter of 2003.
     "The terminal is in the first phase designed to accommodate 60,000 tons of
 cargo yearly, roughly double the current volumes," said CSA Cargo Director of
 Alliances, Kamil Slavik.  "We planned it with the alliance's needs in mind,
 therefore, we put a lot of focus on express handling and on extending the
 trucking handling possibilities."
     CSA operates daily flights between European and North American
 destinations, enhancing SkyTeam's ability to offer its customers the most
 flight options on the most frequently traveled routes in the world.  CSA
 serves its 2.4 million annual passengers with 134 daily departures to 61
 destinations in 40 countries.  Its fleet of 30 Airbus, Boeing and ATR
 Aerospatiale Alenia aircraft has an average age of 6.12 years.  The business
 plan of carrier management aims at doubling the fleet by 2010.  CSA carried
 16,000 tons of cargo and mail in 2000, which represents growth of 27 percent,
 compared with 1999.
 
     About SkyTeam Cargo
     SkyTeam Cargo is the first global airline cargo alliance created around
 the customer, partnering Aeromexico, Air France, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air
 Lines, and Korean Air.  Through one of the world's most extensive hub
 networks, SkyTeam offers its 176.7 million annual customers a worldwide system
 of 7,091 daily flights covering all the major destinations, particularly in
 the Northern Hemisphere, where nearly 80 percent of the world's traffic flies,
 while still providing a consistent standard of performance, quality and
 detailed attention to service.
 
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SOURCE Delta Air Lines, Inc.
    ATLANTA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyTeam Cargo, a global airline cargo
 alliance committed to providing customers with the most enhanced benefits,
 today announced its newest member, CSA Czech Airlines, as an official member.
 CSA Cargo is a brand name under which CSA handles its cargo activities.
 SkyTeam was founded last year by Aeromexico, Air France, Delta Air Lines
 (NYSE:   DAL) and Korean Air.
     CSA, the flag carrier of the Czech Republic, brings an additional European
 stronghold to SkyTeam with its international hub in Prague, complementing Air
 France's operations at Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris.
 SkyTeam's Prague hub will provide a marked increase of destinations throughout
 Central and Eastern Europe and the Middle and Far East.  Additionally, CSA
 Cargo also acts as a major cargo handling provider at Prague Ruzyne
 International Airport, having an 80 percent market share on the handling
 market.  The carrier recently announced plans to build a new cargo terminal at
 its Prague hub.  The shift to the new $18 million facility is scheduled to
 take place in the first quarter of 2003.
     "The terminal is in the first phase designed to accommodate 60,000 tons of
 cargo yearly, roughly double the current volumes," said CSA Cargo Director of
 Alliances, Kamil Slavik.  "We planned it with the alliance's needs in mind,
 therefore, we put a lot of focus on express handling and on extending the
 trucking handling possibilities."
     CSA operates daily flights between European and North American
 destinations, enhancing SkyTeam's ability to offer its customers the most
 flight options on the most frequently traveled routes in the world.  CSA
 serves its 2.4 million annual passengers with 134 daily departures to 61
 destinations in 40 countries.  Its fleet of 30 Airbus, Boeing and ATR
 Aerospatiale Alenia aircraft has an average age of 6.12 years.  The business
 plan of carrier management aims at doubling the fleet by 2010.  CSA carried
 16,000 tons of cargo and mail in 2000, which represents growth of 27 percent,
 compared with 1999.
 
     About SkyTeam Cargo
     SkyTeam Cargo is the first global airline cargo alliance created around
 the customer, partnering Aeromexico, Air France, CSA Czech Airlines, Delta Air
 Lines, and Korean Air.  Through one of the world's most extensive hub
 networks, SkyTeam offers its 176.7 million annual customers a worldwide system
 of 7,091 daily flights covering all the major destinations, particularly in
 the Northern Hemisphere, where nearly 80 percent of the world's traffic flies,
 while still providing a consistent standard of performance, quality and
 detailed attention to service.
 
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 SOURCE  Delta Air Lines, Inc.